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Baked Barbecue Plantain Chips

Baked Barbecue Plantain Chips

Forget homemade potato chips! Plantain chips are easy, fun and absolutely delicious.MORE+LESS-

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green plantains, peeled

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    Slice the plantains into thin (about 1/8 inch thick) slices. Arrange in a single layer on a nonstick foil-lined baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and season generously with barbecue seasoning.

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    Bake for 15 minutes, then flip over and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until golden brown at the edges.

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    Let cool slightly before serving.

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More About This Recipe

  • Plantains might look like oversized bananas, but their flavor and use is totally different.

    They are actually a banana variety, but plantains are often eaten while they are still green – and cooked. So the starchy fruit is perfect for savory applications from frying to boiling.

    Plantains also make fabulous chips. Yes, that’s right. Forget the potatoes for your next party and try baking up a batch or two of plantain chips. Baked Barbecue Plantain Chips are a great place to start.

    The green, unripe plantains are sliced thinly and then laid out in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. I prefer nonstick foil, since it’s easy and ensures that you won’t be fighting the food to flip it. But you could also use parchment for the same effect.

    Then spray the plantains with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle them with barbecue seasoning. You can find barbecue seasoning in the herb/spice aisle of the grocery store.

    Finally, bake them for about 15 minutes per side until they get golden at the edges. Once they cool a bit, you have crispy, delicious Baked Barbecue Plantains – perfect for a party snack.

    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.


Plantain Chips are simply fabulous. It&rsquos a healthier alternative to the fried Plantain Chips and it&rsquos easy enough for anyone to make plus, it will definitely satisfy your cravings.

This is one of the most a-peel-ing appetizers you should try. Super crispy, light, drizzled with a touch of Olive Oil, black pepper, a pinch of salt, plus vibrant guacamole to match. Simple, delish, and one of the easiest recipes. A real crowd-pleaser!


Baked Plantain Chips

This easy, baked plantain chips recipe will show you how to make crispy, salty plantain chips in the oven and along with a garlic dip! Plantain chips are sliced green plantains, baked or fried, to perfection. Plantains are part of the banana family.

When you buy green plantains, you can either make savory dishes, like tostones. Or if you wait for the plantains to ripen, you can make sweet plantains (or maduros). Both from the same vegetable! For these plantain chips, we need green, unripe plantains.

How to make garlic dip? Add vegan mayo, garlic cloves, almond milk, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Blend it up and taste and adjust salt. That’s all folks. This is such a deliciously easy snack for any occasion! The garlic dip tastes super garlicky and the consistency is similar to store-bought onion dip. It’s so good. Can’t wait for you guys to make it!

These homemade plantain chips are healthier than the store-bought kind. They are vegetarian and Whole30. They are also a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium.


1. Vegan Caribbean plantain curry

This Caribbean curry dish is one of my go-to vegan plantain recipes whenever I have guests who want to avoid meat.

The combination of ripe plantain, sweet potato, bell peppers, tomatoes, kidney beans, and coconut milk offers you a flavorful burst of Caribbean flare.

Also, it features curry powder, black pepper, pimento berries, and ground coriander that make the curry richer and savory.

Quick note: For a hint of spiciness, add some chili powder to your curry.


Healthy Baked Plantain Chips

H ailing from India, plantain chips is not new to me, but I was unaware that we could make it fat free by baking plantain chips! Boy oh boy! Was I in for a huge surprise after trying the baked plantain chips recipe from my friend’s blog a couple of years ago! Unfortunately she doesn’t blog anymore and the blog is no longer online. I picked up quite a few healthy recipes and fitness tips from her blog.

Before I knew this recipe I used to wonder what to do with plantains when I saw it in the grocery stores. My husband being a healthy conscious person I knew he wouldn’t eat plantain chips if I made it in the traditional way of deep frying it in oil. So I never bought it.

Fortunately one of those lousy afternoons when I was bored and didn’t have nothing much to do landed upon the baked plantain chips recipe. Seeing the picture in that blog I couldn’t believe my eyes! The chips looked thin, crispy and very delectable. I couldn’t wait to try the plantain chips recipe.

I bought plantains in our next grocery trip and got straight into the baked plantain chips making process. Did a couple of batches to master the right size to be sliced for each chip. It should be neither thick nor too thin. If it’s thick it will take lot more time and may not get crispy evenly either. On the other hand if the slice is too thin, you may end up burning it if you are not alert. Once you master that then there is no going back to deep fried plantain chips. You would prefer baking plantain chips over the former. Not only that you will also start experimenting the same procedure with other firm vegetables too. I know because I did!

I have tried it with raw banana, potato, bottle gourd. I have always wanted to try it with beets and carrots. Maybe one of these days I will.

If you are looking for a similar healthy snack recipe you should try the oven roasted chickpeas recipe. Easy to make, big on taste and healthy too.


  • Use firm, ripe plantain. In order to make these plantain chips, you are going to need yellow plantain. You need them to be more on theyellow side with only a few black spots. This is to make sure the chips are firm but sweet and still hold up as they bake,
  • Use a mandolin slicer. If you aren't skilled at chopping or simply want your chips to be evenly slice, invest in a mandolin slicer. Alternatively, you can skilfully slice by hand using a paring knife.
  • The thinner the chips the crisper the results. Thinner chips always bake quite quickly, keep an eye on them as they will bake quicker then 25 minutes .Thickener chips will take longer to bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Batch bake if necessary. Depending on the size of the tray you may need to bake in batches. Make sure there is a space between and no over crowding
  • Uneven baking. Sometimes some plantain chips will bake quicker than others. If that's the case simply remove the ones that are ready so prevent them from burning.
  • The chips tend to get more crispy as they cool down.
  • To make this recipe in an air fryer set to 18oc/356f, for 15 minutes, checking the basket every few minutes. Remove any chips that are already brown.


Crunchy Baked Plantain Chips

Well, I learnt my lesson. This time I decided to do proper research and made sure I followed the process carefully. So, I read up several recipes to make sure the instructions were somewhat similar. I sliced the plantains as thin as I could, used parchment paper. I added salt and cayenne pepper to the raw slices and mixed them well. Finally, I baked at 350 F for about 18 minutes but I was checking regularly to make sure the chips were not getting burnt. They turned out great!

Besides munching on these chips as a snack, they go really well with rice-based dishes like Bisi Bele Baath, rice and Sambar or Andhra Tomato Pappu.

Raw plantain is a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and contains resistant starch. Resistant starch is a type of starch that isn’t fully broken down and absorbed by your body during the time of digestion. It is turned into short-chain fatty acids by intestinal bacteria that helps control blood sugar, manage weight and lower blood cholesterol levels.

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About Plantains

Plantains are grown and enjoyed in many tropical regions around the world, especially in the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa. They are a relative of the banana, but tend to be larger and starchier. Mmmm, starch.

They can be consumed when green (unripe) or yellow (ripe). But in this recipe, we used green plantains which are less sweet and become more crispy!

I have only posted a Greek Guacamole recipe before, so a more traditional version was necessary.

My go-to guac is pretty basic: avocados, onion, lime, cilantro, and raw garlic for a zesty, spicy punch of flavor (throw in a jalapeño for more spice). Creamy, salty, citrusy, spicy – what more could you ask for?

I hope you all LOVE this version of chips + guac! It’s:

Easy
Quick
Healthy
Crunchy + creamy
Grain-free
Super flavorful
& So delicious

This would make a delicious chip and dip for parties, BBQs, or just lazy days spent snacking. I called it “lunch” two days in a row, so there’s really no judgment in how you want to enjoy this simple dish.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!


Plantains can be consumed both green (must be cooked) and fully ripe (can be eaten raw). For plantain chips, it is best to use green ones that are just about to start turning yellow. If you use very green plantains, they will be very hard to peel and will have very little sweetness. But when the plantain just starts turning yellow, it still has enough starch to create crispy chips, but also offers a bit of sweetness. When mixed with spices, or just sea salt, this sweetness adds extra flavor to the chips. Check the photo below to help you pick the best plantains for your chips.


Baked Banana/Plantain Chips Recipe

Sweet and savory chips made from baking plantain slices. Unbelievably tasty and healthy.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice plantains, no more than ¼-inch thick.

Add plantain slices and coconut oil in a bowl. Stir until all the slices are completely covered.

Spread plantains on a baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you keep a watch on them as they can burn easily as they are thinly sliced.

After 15 mins, flip the slices, and continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes or until you reach your desired crunchiness.


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